Who we are
We're a small organisation with a big ambition, and a lot of heart.
We're all absolutely committed to providing the best service that we can for each of our clients.
The Windsor Homeless Project was founded in 2009, as a response to the tragic passing of Patrick O’Leary, a local man who had been sleeping on a bench in Windsor Town.
We are a part of the charity Windsor Christian Action (Registered Charity No. 1154308.), alongside our three sister projects, Windsor Foodshare, More than a Shelter, and Windsor Street Angels. We all work together to serve and care for the most vulnerable in our community.
Meet The Team
My background is in the Construction Industry, where I worked for over 10 years.
Unfortunately I had a problem with addiction, but sought help.
Following rehab and recovery I wanted to find a purpose to my life again. I started to work as a volunteer at the Windsor Homeless Project, and eventually became an official part of the team.
It is great to be doing a job I really love, and offering other people support, the type that helped me on the road to recovery. .
I started my career in the energy industry, but after a few years in the corporate world, I realised that it wasn’t for me, and that I needed a job where I could feel proud of the work that I was doing. As a Windsor local, I’m delighted to be here at the Homeless Project, working with and for members of my local community. My favourite part of the job is talking with our guests, and learning their stories.
We are so lucky to have such a committed, enthusiastic and caring team of volunteers. We literally could not be here without them.
Most of our volunteers help out in our lunch sessions, providing a warm welcome, a listening ear, and delicious dinners to our guests. Our meals may be the only hot food our guests eat all day, and they are a huge part of the reason why our guests come to the WHP, and keep coming back.
We see the lunch sessions as a crucial part of our offering, as this is the first point of entry for many of our clients, where we can provide help for their most immediate needs. Guests are greeted with a warm welcome from our wonderful volunteers, a delicious hot meal, and the chance to ask for help.